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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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Overall 8
7.9

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, (tested with cropped-frame APS-C body)

Camera Labs
1 March 2008
  • Summary: There’s no denying the Canon EF 24-105mm is a high quality lens. It has decent optics, the excellent mechanical and build quality you’d expect from Canon’s L series, while the USM auto-focusing and Image Stabilisation are both very effective in use. Mounted on a full-frame body like the EOS 5D, the EF 24-105mm is an ideal general-purpose zoom lens for those who demand high quality, but how suitable is it on a cropped-frame body like the EOS 400D / XTi, EOS 450D / XSi and...
  • Pros: Canon 'L' build and mechanical quality., Effective IS and quick USM focusing., Polariser-friendly internal focusing., Compatible with full-frame bodies.
  • Cons: Lacking wide-angle on cropped bodies., Relatively expensive., Fringing visible even on cropped-frame., Less compelling if you're not going full-frame.
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Overall 8
8.2

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Camera Labs
1 June 2006
  • Summary: The lens did however have a rocky start, with early models suffering from an internal flare problem , forcing returns and delaying wider distribution. These issues seem to have been solved now though, and certainly the versions we've tested exhibited no problems in this regard. The EF 24-105mm performed well across its range, particularly in terms of corner sharpness at wide angle, while essentially matching our EF 85mm f1.8 prime in terms of resolving power when both...
  • Pros: Useful wide to short telephoto range, Effective anti-shake IS capability, Fast and quiet USM focusing motor, Polariser-friendly internal focusing
  • Cons: Relatively expensive (at list price), Corners slightly soft at telephoto end, 24-70 f/2.8L has better build and focusing, 17-40mm f/4L an affordable alternative
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
14 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Regarding its equivalent zoom range (39-168mm) on an APS-C DSLR the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS may not be the most sexy lens here but its performance figures are very impressive nonetheless. In fact the resolution results beat those from the EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L and match the EF 28-70mm f/2.8 USM L with its much more conservative zoom range (but higher speed). There's a slight decrease in performance at 105mm but even here the quality remains on a very high level.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS - Retest @ 15mp (APS-C)

photozone.de
8 September 2008
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS produced pretty good quality figures in our tests. The resolution is generally very high throughout the tested range with the exception of 70mm and 105mm @ f/4 where the border quality tanked somewhat - this may originate in a slight centering issue of our test sample which showed up at longer focal lengths. Typical for most full format lenses vignetting isn't really an issue when using the lens on an APS-C DSLR.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS (full format) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
24 August 2008
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS is surely one of the better standard zoom lenses for full format EOS DSLRs but it's not perfect within this scope nonetheless. The resolution figures are generally very decent except for a pronounced border softness at 70mm @ f/4. Neither distortions nor vignetting are something to rave about at 24mm although these are no real issue at other focal lengths.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 January 2007
  • Summary: A high-performing lens for general photography.A superb general-purpose lens, Canon's EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM is equally at home on the EOS 400D and the 'full frame' EOS 5D cameras, giving a focal length range equivalent to 38.4 to 168mm on the former. Compact for its specifications, it is relatively light and comfortable to use as well as being very well built. The lens barrel carries switches for IS (on/off) and AF/MF (Autofocus/Manual Focus).
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 January 2007
  • Summary: A high-performing lens for general photography.A superb general-purpose lens, Canon's EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM is equally at home on the EOS 400D and the 'full frame' EOS 5D cameras, giving a focal length range equivalent to 38.4 to 168mm on the former. Compact for its specifications, it is relatively light and comfortable to use as well as being very well built. The lens barrel carries switches for IS (on/off) and AF/MF (Autofocus/Manual Focus).
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Overall 7
7.4

Canon 24-105 mm

camerastuffreview.com
16 July 2008
  • Summary: The Canon 24-104 mm/4.0 L IS is the standard zoom lens for the Canon full frame cameras. The quality, in terms of resolution and color aberrations, is just very average and the bokeh is not very nice. However, the vignetting is remarkably low. Although the finishing is of a high level, the asking price is on the high side.
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Overall 7
7.4

Canon 24-105 mm

camerastuffreview.com
16 July 2008
  • Summary: The Canon 24-104 mm/4.0 L IS is the standard zoom lens for the Canon full frame cameras. The quality, in terms of resolution and color aberrations, is just very average and the bokeh is not very nice. However, the vignetting is remarkably low. Although the finishing is of a high level, the asking price is on the high side.
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Overall 7
7.3

Canon 24-105 mm

camerastuffreview.com
28 May 2008
  • Summary: The Canon 24-104 mm 4.0 L IS is the standard zoom lens for the Canon full frame cameras. The resolution is high for a lens on a Canon camera with APS-C sensor, especially at the lower focal lengths. As expected, vignetting is lower on a camera with an APS-C sensor. The image stabilizer does its job well, increasing the usefulness of the relatively dim lens. The bokeh is not very nice.
  • Pros: Excellent optical performance: high resolution, low vignetting, Quick AF, Sealing against dust and water
  • Cons: Less useful zoom range with a camera with APS-C sensor, Sharpness at the edges at full aperture lower than sharpness in center, Strong distortion and high chromatic aberration at 24mm (in RAW), Bokeh, Expensive
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